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BMW E46 3 series Radio Volume Knob Repair Kit

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  1. very high quality product and excellent instructions

    Posted by Shawn s on 25th Jul 2021

    I purchased this piece after getting the confidence that I could do it myself when seeing the instruction video. It's a bit intimidating but it boils down to just removing screws and can be done by anyone if some care is taken.

    As others have noted, the ribbon on later C5D3 radios is different. It uses a slimmer ribbon and different clip.
    Gently pull up the brown tab that's holding the ribbon cable to release.

    Otherwise the process was very straight forward. My radio button is now solid just like new.

  2. great product to fix factory radio

    Posted by Ben L on 9th Apr 2021

    Followed the video, radio is like new. 30 minutes. Hardest part was figuring out how to remove ribbon connectors.

  3. Great video

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Nov 2020

    Thanks for the detailed video. The replacement part fit well. But it took me closer to 2 hours to get the job done. A few complications I encountered in fixing the radio knob on my 2005 BMW 325i:
    - The flat cable connector on the circuit board inside the radio was vertical (not horizontal as shown in the video) and the locking mechanism very delicate. Be careful if you happen to come across this connector variant in your radio.
    - As mentioned by other reviewers the new screws are bigger than the old ones. As I was afraid of cracking or warping the bracket I re-used the old screws. So far, so good.
    -Other than the above, getting the radio out of the dashboard was my greatest challenge. The big electrical connector on the backside required A LOT OF force to get off. Maybe not surprising after 15 years….. but I almost gave up before ever getting started with the repair.

  4. Works well, good installation instructions.

    Posted by Spen on 5th Oct 2020

    Works well. Piece looks 3D printed. Likely over 20 minutes your first time for sure. Better to do a thorough job than beat the clock. Probably the best solution to an otherwise functional head unit. I prefer stock with an aux cable.

    The screws included with the kit are fine. I used them.

  5. Saved my factory radio

    Posted by George Kinsella on 23rd Dec 2019

    Just bought an e46 330Ci in mint condition...except for the radio. Found the repair on line, ordered the kit and a few days later it showed up. Youtube video made it an easy repair. Screws were oversized so I called the number and to my surprise Thomas answered right away and confirmed its by design. Might be good to include a note with the part.
    Great product and service!
    Cheers!

  6. Even a Dinosaur can do it

    Posted by Lauren on 18th Jun 2019

    Look, I'm an older gal...with an e46 custom build manual gearbox wagon..she's a sweet girl but when that stereo went...bummer. Anyway, I ordered this part and talked to Thomas 3 or 4 times (SORRY!!!!) but I finally got this baby done and it works like a CHARM. I did end up with a few extra screws (WHAT???) but who cares?! This is a great fix and Thomas is a terrific guy. THANK YOU!

  7. You Can Do It!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 16th May 2019

    First time attempting a repair like this -if you can use a screwdriver, go for it! Part fits perfectly (aside from replacement screw fit issues noted in other reviews -I was able to re-use original screws) and step-by-step video was crucial (although several of the screw locations were different on my CD53 for some reason). Well done, BavTek!!!

  8. Works

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Dec 2018

    This part and the video allowed me to easily repair the radio in my E46. The included screws were oversized, so the control knob bracket needed to be drilled out slightly to accommodate them. The new bracket seems to be sintered plastic, i.e. 3D printed; my first experience with such a material. As light as it was, I tried to snap it in half with reasonable force when I unpacked it, but it held firm. In fine, if your control knob stops working, this is the fix.

  9. Perfect product

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Oct 2018

    The part was a perfect fit and I'm happy to know it was made to last. Like others have said, the screws were a bit big, but they were still usable. What keeps it at 5 stars was the video which was great! I do not fix cars or stereos or anything handy at all and I was able to follow along with the video and do it myself.

  10. great product

    Posted by Scott Byer on 14th Aug 2018

    Great fix to the radio. It was also great help with the step by step how to install on your web site was a big help.

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Product Videos

BMW E46 CD Player 20 Min Volume Knob On-Off Repair 20:03

This is a DIY Instructional Video for anyone needing to change out their Volume Knob Mounting Plate which allows the ON-OFF to work. I am not liable for any damages that may occur from following this instructional video. Repair it at your own risk, or send it in to us for Repair. www.GermanAutoRecycling.com Total Cost of this repair: $30.00

  • BMW E46 CD Pla...
    This is a DIY Instructional Video for anyone needing to change...
$29.95
Brand:
BavTek
SKU:
E46 CD53
Weight:
0.30 LBS
Shipping:
$4.00 (Fixed shipping cost)
Condition:
New
Availability:
Ships in 24 Hours

Product Description

 

New Radio Button Mount for BMW E46 CD Players with Included Hardware
 
At BavTek Inc, we believe BMW's don't have to be expensive. This volume knob button mount the I designed makes it easy and affordable to fix the common On-Off Volume Knob issue that these E46 Radios suffer. By having it repaired with our quality new part, you will avoid an expensive new radio.
 
This purchase is for (1) One Redesigned BMW E46 CD Player Plastic Mount, and (2) Two New Tap Screws. 
 
Watch our 20 Min Installation YouTube Guide on how fix your radio. 
https://youtu.be/JS2zT2Fd1BE

 

If you prefer to have someone else do it, you can always have the option to bring it in to our store or ship it to us for the Repair Service.

Click Here for the Repair Service

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • CD53 CD Players Only (small antenna connector)
  • Requires Disassembly for Install
  • Installation take up 20 Mins. 

 FITMENT : 

E46 | 3 series | 3/2001-2006 


E46 325iC Convertible
E46 325Ci Coupe
E46 325iT Touring
E46 325i Sedan
E46 325xi Sedan
E46 325xiT Touring
E46 328Ci Coupe
E46 328i Sedan
E46 330Ci Coupe
E46 330iC Convertible
E46 330i Sedan
E46 330xi Sedan
E46 M3 Coupe
E46 M3 Convertible

Product Reviews

Write Review

Showing reviews 1-10 of 37 | Next

  1. very high quality product and excellent instructions

    Posted by Shawn s on 25th Jul 2021

    I purchased this piece after getting the confidence that I could do it myself when seeing the instruction video. It's a bit intimidating but it boils down to just removing screws and can be done by anyone if some care is taken.

    As others have noted, the ribbon on later C5D3 radios is different. It uses a slimmer ribbon and different clip.
    Gently pull up the brown tab that's holding the ribbon cable to release.

    Otherwise the process was very straight forward. My radio button is now solid just like new.

  2. great product to fix factory radio

    Posted by Ben L on 9th Apr 2021

    Followed the video, radio is like new. 30 minutes. Hardest part was figuring out how to remove ribbon connectors.

  3. Great video

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Nov 2020

    Thanks for the detailed video. The replacement part fit well. But it took me closer to 2 hours to get the job done. A few complications I encountered in fixing the radio knob on my 2005 BMW 325i:
    - The flat cable connector on the circuit board inside the radio was vertical (not horizontal as shown in the video) and the locking mechanism very delicate. Be careful if you happen to come across this connector variant in your radio.
    - As mentioned by other reviewers the new screws are bigger than the old ones. As I was afraid of cracking or warping the bracket I re-used the old screws. So far, so good.
    -Other than the above, getting the radio out of the dashboard was my greatest challenge. The big electrical connector on the backside required A LOT OF force to get off. Maybe not surprising after 15 years….. but I almost gave up before ever getting started with the repair.

  4. Works well, good installation instructions.

    Posted by Spen on 5th Oct 2020

    Works well. Piece looks 3D printed. Likely over 20 minutes your first time for sure. Better to do a thorough job than beat the clock. Probably the best solution to an otherwise functional head unit. I prefer stock with an aux cable.

    The screws included with the kit are fine. I used them.

  5. Saved my factory radio

    Posted by George Kinsella on 23rd Dec 2019

    Just bought an e46 330Ci in mint condition...except for the radio. Found the repair on line, ordered the kit and a few days later it showed up. Youtube video made it an easy repair. Screws were oversized so I called the number and to my surprise Thomas answered right away and confirmed its by design. Might be good to include a note with the part.
    Great product and service!
    Cheers!

  6. Even a Dinosaur can do it

    Posted by Lauren on 18th Jun 2019

    Look, I'm an older gal...with an e46 custom build manual gearbox wagon..she's a sweet girl but when that stereo went...bummer. Anyway, I ordered this part and talked to Thomas 3 or 4 times (SORRY!!!!) but I finally got this baby done and it works like a CHARM. I did end up with a few extra screws (WHAT???) but who cares?! This is a great fix and Thomas is a terrific guy. THANK YOU!

  7. You Can Do It!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 16th May 2019

    First time attempting a repair like this -if you can use a screwdriver, go for it! Part fits perfectly (aside from replacement screw fit issues noted in other reviews -I was able to re-use original screws) and step-by-step video was crucial (although several of the screw locations were different on my CD53 for some reason). Well done, BavTek!!!

  8. Works

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Dec 2018

    This part and the video allowed me to easily repair the radio in my E46. The included screws were oversized, so the control knob bracket needed to be drilled out slightly to accommodate them. The new bracket seems to be sintered plastic, i.e. 3D printed; my first experience with such a material. As light as it was, I tried to snap it in half with reasonable force when I unpacked it, but it held firm. In fine, if your control knob stops working, this is the fix.

  9. Perfect product

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Oct 2018

    The part was a perfect fit and I'm happy to know it was made to last. Like others have said, the screws were a bit big, but they were still usable. What keeps it at 5 stars was the video which was great! I do not fix cars or stereos or anything handy at all and I was able to follow along with the video and do it myself.

  10. great product

    Posted by Scott Byer on 14th Aug 2018

    Great fix to the radio. It was also great help with the step by step how to install on your web site was a big help.

Showing reviews 1-10 of 37 | Next